Monday, March 9, 2009

Being a Hearer of the Word

If you're like me, you haven't been keeping up with the rest of our church reading the New Testament through until Easter (Ok, I hadn't read any at all), but I found a great way to connect with God's Word and still meet the goal: audio Bible. My friend Heather sent me this link, and I made it halfway through Matthew today while baking a cake and finishing some other projects! What I like about this one is not having to download anything onto my hard drive. Just click and listen! It is in King James, so even though I've trudged through the "begats," "privilys," "verilys" and "beholdests," I've tried to listen for the poetry of the Word. I mean, it's the life of Christ, his teachings and actions, but it's also the Living and Active, Double-Edged Sword that pierces the heart. So I'm trying to let it do that job, regardless of the language used. Some people put more effort in understanding the confusing verbage of Shakespeare than in comprehending the Word of Holy God. I don't want to be one of those people (but I'm really glad I have a Bible I can understand on a regular basis!)

Most importantly, I've got remember to not merely be a "hearer" of the Word, but a "doer" too!

1 comment:

Alison Bryant said...

"..listen for the poetry of the Word." I love how this captures the beauty of scripture. I, too, like to read a version that's easy to understand, but I agree that there's something to be said for appreciating the lyrical quality of the Bible. Thanks, Julie!